Originally Posted by D1RoseJM
That's why Harbaugh pursued Manning, that's why Harbaugh and Co drafted Kaepernick.
You don't draft QB's to just control the game. You draft QB's to win the game.
There's a good handful of franchise QB's that can win games, there's a 2nd tier of guys that are very good, and possibly on their way up to being "the guy"
I would say that this might be the first year that Alex has entered that 2nd tier of QB's with Matt Schaub, Joe Flacco, etc... (maybe even Matt Ryan).
Top Tier QB's: Brady, Rodgers, Manning, Manning, Brees, Roethlisberger
2nd Tier: Ryan, Schaub, Smith, Flacco, Rivers, Cutler, Romo...
The Cardinals game was a good example of Alex trusting his WR's and the WR's made plays to help their QB. None of Alex's passes went more than 10 yards, and I think this year has proved none of us want Alex's passes going more than that anyway.
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